Morin leads for Elmer City mayor
Returns at 9:15 last night (Tuesday) showed that there will be a change in mayors in Elmer City.
Challenger Gail Morin, who is currently on the town council, is leading over long-time Mayor Mary Jo Carey by the slimmest of margins 29-25. Some late ballots mailed out before Tuesday’s deadline and not received or counted could possibly change the outcome.
Morin had served on the council earlier and often challenged the mayor, but it was the Coulee Dam wastewater treatment plant issue that prompted her to run for mayor.
Morin had supported Greg Wilder for mayor of Coulee Dam and worked closely with him in the effort to stall the treatment plant project.
She often appeared at Coulee Dam council meetings to offer suggestions and advice about stopping the project and taking a fresh look at it.
She will continue to serve in her council seat until she takes over in January if the current margin holds up.
In another contested race in Elmer City, Larry Holford retained his council seat by defeating Joaquin Marchand, 32-22.